No one wants to suffer from an injury. Most people go out of their way to make sure that they won’t get hurt or can get to where they’re going safely.
The problem is that many people don’t consider how their actions may affect others. A teen who drinks with friends might think that they’re getting away with something they’re not supposed to do and not consider the potential risk to others. A driver who is texting might be more concerned about their conversation than what’s happening on the road.
It is important that people who are struggling with personal injuries as a result of other people’s behaviors have knowledge of the law and what to expect if they decide to make a claim. Not all claims are the same and neither are the pathways to make a claim successful.
What happens if the person who hurt you doesn’t have insurance?
That’s a tricky situation, and it’s one that your attorney likely knows all too well. If someone who hits you doesn’t have insurance, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t be able to file a claim. It does mean that there is a chance that it will be harder to collect. You may have to ask the court to award you the amount you’re looking for, but then other actions, like seeking wage garnishments, might be necessary. Your attorney will speak with you about your options if the other party wasn’t carrying insurance when you were hurt.
Our website has more information about personal injuries and making a claim. If you’re hurt, you deserve respect and compensation.